SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE Isn’t Kevin Conroy’s Last Batman Performance

For an entire generation, actor Kevin Conroy was Batman. For 30 years, Conroy played the iconic character in Batman: The Animated Series, its spinoffs, the Arkham games, and multiple films. When he passed away in 2022, we knew we’d at least one more appearance by Conroy as Batman. This was ultimately revealed as part of the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game. According to IGN though, Conroy reportedly had recorded two other Batman roles before his death. But, it looks now that it’s for just one role.

Batman in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game, and the Dark Knight in Batman: The Animated Series, both voiced by Kevin Conroy.
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According to the original report, one of these appearances was in the upcoming Batman: Caped Crusader animated series. Bruce Timm and Ed Brubaker developed this show, originally meant for Max, but now headed to Prime Video.

However, Bruce Timm was quick to debunk this. While posting on the AnimeSuperhero forums, he said of Conroy’s participation “We were hoping to have him do a voice for the new show (and he was eager to do it) but sadly he passed away before we could make it happen.”

Various iterations of DC Comics characters from decades of animated series and films.
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The other reported appearance would be as the original version of the character Conroy played in Batman: The Animated Series (and later, Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited). It’s said that Conroy would voice that version of Batman in the animated film Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 3. The first part of this animated trilogy just came out, and it’s putting an end to the so-called “Tomorrowverse” of animated DC films. But fans have speculated the finale might include heroes from various DC animated series from across the decades, thus, making it truly seem “infinite.” It’s possible we do hear Conroy, and it’s archival audio. If DC included the DCAU Dark Knight too, it would be an incredible swan song to Conroy’s Batman legacy. Here’s hoping that’s the case.

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